My Best Meal in Islington: Trullo and Highbury & Islington

  • By The Alchemist About Town
  • 05 Mar, 2017

#MyBestMealIslington #HighburyChallenge #feature

Islington residents are spoiled with the local food scene, with very few areas offering so many restaurants, and so many great places to eat.
This month my #feature blog #MyBestMealIslington is covering Trullo, a lovely tiny restaurant  just around Highbury Corner, St. Paul's Road, N1.

Food, wine, attention to detail - Trullo is a neighbourhood Italian, serving simple, affordable River Café-style food, at a fraction of the starry Italian, a two floors contemporary trattoria with a reputation for fresh pasta, charcoal grilling, and gorgeous tarts. If it wasn't for the London buses and traffic outside you could even think you are in some trattoria in Italy.

The people working there are knowledgeable with a passion for what they do; the menu changes daily ,inspired by the market ( even on the restaurant's website you will only see " recent menus "  not the current) and it has big bold flavours from great ingredients presented in a simple non-pretentious manner.

Evenings are normally very busy whilst lunchtimes are calmer unless you are talking weekends in that case you might find a rush from the champagne-socialist-city types-Arsenal supporters  who meet up for a meal prior to the Gunners' home game ( the stadium is within walking distance).

Pappardelle with beef ragu has been a staple since Trullo’s early days and , even though I am not a pasta lover and I have now eliminated gluten from my day to day, I must admit I couldn't resist it and it was/is an absolute delight.
Considering the quality and the demand, the prices are quite low.

If you don't believe me, I am not the only one to sing the praises of this little gem:

“Great food, expertly cooked and served by friendly waiting staff... there’s no secret to Trullo’s success”
—Jay Rayner, Observer

“I’ve been twice in the past three days, and I’m going back on Friday. I may review it again next week. I may not bother going anywhere ever again”
—Giles Coren, Times


The restaurant has  continental style  opening hours:
Mon - Sat lunchtime 12.30 to 14.45
Sun lunchtime 12.30 to 15.00

Mon - Sat dinner 18.00 - 22.15

Trullo is definitely  #MyBestMealIslington #HighburyChallenge.

Now is up to you my lovely followers and occasional readers : which one is your best eat - #MyBestMealIslington - #HighburyChallenge or best eat in #Islington?

I tell you what, come and visit Islington at the weekend and try The Alma Pub (Canonbury) , La FermeExmouth Market ) and then Trullo (Highbury) and then let me know which one is your #MyBestMealIslington - how about that? ;-)

Buon Appetito x


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By The Alchemist About Town 22 Sep, 2017
I am so utterly delighted that my book is now out, available to order both on paperback and on Kindle edition just in time for Business Women's Day - YES!!!!!! :-) 

STOP IT! It's all in your head   is my labour of love and my way to encourage, inspire and empower women to achieve what they want professionally and not be confined by societal, religious, family paradigms of what " women should do/are like" and, most importantly, the restrictions in their head.
If that is being CEO of a Global Company or a stay-at-mum or Director of Paperclip ( whatever grabs your fancy) so be it.

Writing this book was also a personal challenge ( the 30 days thingy) which confirmed to me once and for all that you can really do whatever you set your mind to, if you really want to that is.

Couple of tips for writing a book from me:
  • write about what you are passionate about, you know more than you think.
  • free-write about the parts/chapters in the book you like the most and you are most interested in first - that will give you a great boost at the beginning - you can edit and add the boring bits later - by then most of the book will be almost there
  • keep your own voice - write as you speak so to speak ( people do need to understand you though..)
  • keep an open mind, ideas will flow into you mid-way through the project
  • a deadline and going public is good to beat procrastination ( but if that stresses you out too much don't do it) - the deadline certainly helped me.
You can do it too!!!

If anyone would like to be part of the book launch, the event is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it- I hope to meet you soon, in person or through the pages of my book.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



By The Alchemist About Town 19 Sep, 2017
The time is getting closer and closer to the release of   STOP IT, It's all in your head   my new book ( 22 September for Business Women's Day - US) .

I have now  received the proof copy of the paperback which looks absolutely fabulous: a couple of things to correct but overall I am super happy with the result.
A lot of marketing to do now between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ ( which is PS: looking like more work than the actual writing of the book).

The book event/launch/talk is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



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